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Cool Find Friday - Classroom Screen

Our Cool Find this Friday is a website called Classroom Screen. (http://www.classroomscreen.com/) Classroom Screen is a website that allows you to have a tab open with some cool features that teachers use all the time. For example you have the option to have a clock or a time on screen without having go to another website or program. Classroom Screen also has a random name selector, calculator, QR code generator, work space, text box, and other features. Check it out, I know you will love it!



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Google Chrome Tip: Change File Download Location

Tired of downloading files while using Chrome and not knowing where they save? You can select a location you want all saves to go or you can select a setting to ask you where to save for every download.

Begin by clicking the three dots in the top right corner of your browser. Choose “Settings” This will open settings in a new window on a Chromebook or open the settings in a new tab on a pc.

Scroll to the bottom of the window/tab and choose “Show advanced settings…”

You will then scroll down more until you find the section for Downloads.

If you are wanting the computer to ask you where to save, flip the switch to turn on that setting. Now every time you download a file while using Chrome the computer will ask you where to save the file.

If you are wanting to change the location of all files downloaded to a specific folder (default is the downloads folder on your computer), click change next to the location setting. When you download a file it will always save to the folder you selected.
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SMART Labs 101: Getting Started

SMART notebook has made some changes over the past year. One being the addition of SMART labs. SMART labs are interactive pieces that you can add to your SMART notebook file. There are games, matching and student response. Most of the items can be used with just a SMART board and some require a student device for them to be used. Click here to access a brief overview of all 11 SMART labs.

To access SMART labs, you will first need to open SMART notebook. Once you open the file we will look across the toolbar for SMART lab.

Click on the icon for SMART lab, this will open a small window on your screen. Within the window you will find all 11 labs.

To create, you will find the one you will want to use and click on the title. For this post I am going to use Super Sort. Super Sort allows students to sort items into two categories. Once you click on the title of the lab you would like to use, you will be taken straight to the edit page for the lab.


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Google Drive Tips: Sharing

Sharing files or folders is a new concept when you first start using your Google Drive. Working within Google Drive is different than working with traditional computer storage. For one thing, Google Drive is in the cloud. This means that each item that you save a file or create a folder to your Google Drive, that file or folder has its own unique URL. A URL is better know as a web address. Now you may be thinking that you don't want ALL of your information out there for all to see! Don't worry, your documents are secure. Google gives you the option to what you want to share and how you would like to share it.

Let's look at different share settings within Google Drive. Below are the different options you have for sharing files you store or create within Google Drive.


On-Public on the web This option allows you to post your file or folder on the web for all to see. This just means that anyone on the Internet could possibly find your link. This is good if you would like to pub…